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odiousgambit
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smoothgrh
May 6th, 2020 at 5:23:58 PM permalink
question for Heather:

the guy who you saw lose a million dollars or more doing the martingale, what fouled him up ? was it:

* that he ran up against the house limit for bet size?

* that he just ran out of money and couldn't double his bet again?

or

* that he chickened out and wouldn't make the last huge bet?
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
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May 6th, 2020 at 9:38:24 PM permalink
Thanks, keep the questions coming.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
odiousgambit
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May 7th, 2020 at 2:41:11 AM permalink
question for the Wizard,

I believe you have said that you started going to casinos when pretty young. Did you realize at some point you had bought into some things you heard from dealers or other players that were fallacies, or were you wise to all that even at first?
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
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May 9th, 2020 at 7:59:17 PM permalink
Question for Wizard,

As a license plate collector how many famous cars (or even not so famous) from TV shows (not movies), can you name what was on the license plate whether front or back without looking it up? Or if it even had a plate.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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May 11th, 2020 at 6:55:48 PM permalink
Episode #26
Stream Date: 05-07-2020
Length: 00:57:26
Topic: Ask Me Anything

Subjects
Itchy beards
Virus training videos, masks and head buffs
Social distancing roulette vs stadium gaming
Young Wizard's gambling skills
Cleaning tables and identifying players wearing masks
Why doesn't the Wizard answer YouTube comments?
Losing $1,000,000 with the Martingale system
Japanese, French and Labouchère
Extraterrestrials
Owning your own slot machine
The Rubik's Cube
Ultimate Texas Hold'em: Seeing other player's cards
Social distancing craps
Overcoming random chance
Player's rights when detained by casino security
Returning to casinos when they reopen
Pai Gow Tiles: Placing the high and low hands
The Wizard and Steve Bourie
Pai Gow Tiles: Should you bet big?
Hiring the Wizard for game analysis
Cutting Edge 2020 videos
George Joseph, Richard Marcus and cheating
When will casinos return to normal?
Continuous Shuffle Machines
Allegiant Stadium status
New hobbies for the Wizard and Heather
Betting on obscure sports
Heather's health
Side bets


Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
odiousgambit
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May 13th, 2020 at 6:50:26 AM permalink
Certainly you've got something to talk about next time with the Labouchere video. My question is, considering that it is just a way of betting more when you are losing with a profit goal too, and that the goal could be reached more haphazardly if less neatly and precisely, do you still find the mathematical aspect of it interesting on its own?
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
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May 13th, 2020 at 10:28:30 AM permalink
Question for Wizard

2 parts

1) if you bet on the NBA champion this season but they don't play out the rest of the year, is the bet nullified and would the casino have to refund those bets?

2) I saw a Dr. Fauchi comment regarding NFL player testing. His suggestion is they test every Saturday and only players that test negative can play on Sunday. Can casino give odds on a game where say, Aaron Rogers is going to play on Friday and the odds are whatever, but then he tests positive on Saturday so he can't play. That would dramatically affect the odds. How would a casino handle that? Would they just adjust the oods, or would they even be able to take any bets if that was the protocol?
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May 13th, 2020 at 10:39:30 AM permalink
Thanks, keep the questions coming.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
smoothgrh
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May 13th, 2020 at 1:07:14 PM permalink
Would you consider bingo to be the easiest game for casinos to run while also implementing social distancing? What would you estimate the capacity limit to be—50%? 33%? Would casinos operate bingo at this limited capacity and adjust jackpots, or just not run games?
Gialmere
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May 13th, 2020 at 5:25:52 PM permalink
In your opinion, what's the minimum amount of action and popularity a table game should receive in order to justify its inclusion on a casino floor?

Classic rock is usually blasted in the casinos I find myself in nowadays. If you ran a casino, what type of music would play?

What do you enjoy contemplating more, the math for big things like black holes, the expansion of the universe and the speed of light, or the math for small things like the bizarre behavior of subatomic particles?
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.

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